SRH Vs KKR: IPL 2021- The young brigade of the KKR helped the side register their 1st win in the 14th season of the IPL. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi were the leading run-scorers from the side. Prasidh Krishna took two crucial wickets for the team. KKR’s young guns helped the side beat SunRisers Hyderabad by 10 runs in Match 3 of the IPL at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
KKR’s Innings- SRH Vs KKR
KKR’s opener Nitish Rana (80) and Rahul Tripathi (53) looked magnificent through the bat on Sunday. The innings scripted by both helped KKR to finish the match on a winning note.
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Rana’s strokes on the off-side -the drives and cuts — looked magnificent. Neither Bhuvneshwar Kumar nor T Natarajan could stop Rana. Subhman Gill was quiet in the beginning, but as he got the flow he hit three straight boundaries in a row off to Sandeep Sharma.
The KKR’s run-flow was stopped by ever-reliable Rashid Khan. He provided the breakthrough when he deceived Gill to find the stumps. But Rana kept going, he completed his half-century with a six off Vijay Shankar. Earlier, he survived an LBW appeal off Rashid. He got the decision overturned, taking the DRS call.
From the other end, Rahul Tripathi also joined the party. He smashed a massive six off Bhuvneshwar, followed by a four in the third-man area.
He, too, completed his fifty with a boundary off Bhuvneshwar. Tripathi was later dismissed by Natarajan, soon after he reached his fifty. Then, Rashid sent back the dangerous Andre Russell (5). Mohammed Nabi (2/32) got the main man Rana and Eoin Morgan (2) off successive deliveries in the 18th over.
SRH’s Innings- SRH Vs KKR
Batting second, Hyderabad lost a couple of early wickets. Skipper David Warner got out on 3 by Prasidh and Wriddhiman Saha on a low score of 7. In response to 187, they could manage 177/5 in the end. SRH‘s Rashid Khan (2/24) was in great form, KKR’s batsmen looked struggling in front of him. But most of the other bowlers of the side proved ineffective.
Jonny Bairstow (55) and Manish Pandey (61*) formed a decent partnership to stabilize the SRH’s innings. It was Australian pacer Cummins who broke their partnership of 92-runs. He took the wicket of dangerous-looking Bairstow, Rana caught him at the backward point.
In the last 5 overs, SRH needed 70 runs to win the game. Mohammed Nabi (14) was hit on his neck by a deadly bouncer bowled by Krishna. But the Afghan responded with a cracking six. He was later caught by Eoin Morgan on a slower bowled by P. Krishna.
The very young Abdul Samad (19 years old), who hails from J&K, hit two maximums, and a four off Cummins in the 19th over to keep SRH active in the run chase. SRH needed 22 runs from the last over, but it was Jamaican, Andre Russell, whose brilliant bowling helped KKR grab the victory.
Twists And Turns
Warner was dropped by Pat Cummins in the first over bowled by Harbhajan Singh. But he could not make good use of the life and had to depart on a score of 3 by Prasidh Krishna.
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